Mental Health First Aid for Seniors – Oct 30 & 31, 2024

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Date: October 30 & 31, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (each day) with 1-hour for lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks. Meals are not provided. Total of 12 hours over 2 days.
Cost: Sponsored training under Bell Let’s Talk. $20.00 registration fee only. Registrants must be 18+.
Location: Keyin College, 2nd Floor Room 228, 644 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 2E3. Elevator access is available.
Instructor: John Dinn
*Participants must be present for all topics in order to receive a course certificate
Please be advised that information covered in these training courses relates to the topic of mental health and suicide and maybe sensitive for some participants. If you have been recently bereaved by suicide or feel that now is not the right time for you to participate in this training, please consider your well-being before registering for or attending a session.

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ABOUT THIS COURSE
Mental Health First Aid Seniors trains participants to effectively respond to an emerging mental health problem or crisis for adults 65 and over, until the situation is resolved or appropriate treatment is found.
Mental Health First Aid Seniors focuses on recognizing the signs and symptoms of Mental Health problems, providing initial help to a person who maybe experiencing a mental health crisis and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
This workshop will teach participants to:
  • Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises
  • Provide initial help when dealing with a mental health problem or crisis
  • Guide a senior or caregiver toward appropriate professional help
  • Provide strategies and resources to support both seniors and their caregivers
Intended audience for event or program: Who should train in MHFA Seniors? Health Care providers, Long-term care workers, informal caregivers, spouse, partner, family members, friends and neighbours.
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PLEASE NOTE:
• Seats are limited for in-person & sponsored courses; please register early! Registrants must be 18+.
• To accommodate the demand for our sponsored (free) course listings, we ask applicants to register for just ONE sponsored course at a time.
• Seats will not be reserved without completed registration.
• Certificates will only be issued to participants who complete all course hours and required work.
• CMHA-NL reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course. Notice will be given to those registered.
•Weather Cancellation Policy: If a Memorial University and/or College of the North Atlantic campus is closed due to weather in the area the training is taking place then the session will automatically be cancelled. Within 24 hours of a scheduled training if the weather forecast indicates inclement conditions, an e-mail will be sent to registrants notifying them that the session will not be going ahead.
To facilitate your participation in this event, we are happy to provide you with necessary services and supports. Please provide details regarding accommodation needs to CMHA-NL Provincial Office Administrator Leia Feltham by email at [email protected].
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For more information or assistance registering, please contact CMHA-NL Provincial Office Administrator Leia Feltham by email at [email protected].
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Date

Oct 30 - 31 2024

Time

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Location

Keyin College
644 Topsail Road, St. John's, NL A1E 2E3. Room 228
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